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🧵I know it isnt enough to tweet but in honor of the Black men & boys killed by police in recent years. Let's reflect & say some of their names. Numbers have always been high. They deserve justice. Thread on female victims to come soon.
#SayHisName #BlackLivesMatter #sayhername
I almost quit this project bc seeing the faces of these men, reading the stories of their lives and families and realizing how unjust and cruel this world is was weighing on me. But I think we need this catalogue. It’s not comprehensive, and I know I have missed
many names and faces but I’m hoping this small catalogue can serve as a reminder of how systemic racism works. Also not every case makes the news.
I also found so many cases in Canada, Australian, the UK &beyond. Police brutality is a world wide cancer, &this does not even touch
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Tomorrow will be opening statements in the murder trial of #AntwonRose. His mom had to leave the courtroom sobbing during pre-trial motions as the defense described their plan to put Antwon on trial for his own murder. A familiar strategy— first they kill the body then the name.
The only thing that actually matters in the #MichaelRosfeld trial is the first five seconds of this clip. Under the law if Rosfeld did not perceive a threat that necessitated the use of deadly force then he was guilty of murder when he pulled the trigger.
Murder cases shouldn’t be about the character of the victim— but regardless #AntwonRose was an exceptional kid. He was an AP honors student, a poet, a loving uncle, a political volunteer, generous and well liked— never being accused or convicted of any crime whatsoever.
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